Angelina Jolie and her mother did face issues as a result of the divorce her mother had to go through. However, their relationship only became stronger eventually.
If there is one person who would sacrifice everything for you, it would your mother. Even after raising you and instilling values in you as a child, they would still want to remain close to you as you grow up to become adults. For those who grew up experiencing this unconditional love and affection, it is impossible to imagine a world without their loving mother. Angelina Jolie, one of the most popular Hollywood star lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand to ovarian cancer in 2007. Jolie who grew under her guidance spoke of how it affected her.
"My mother was a full-time mother. She didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences. Everything was for her children," stated Jolie to Daily Mail. Though Bertrand was an actress, she dedicated her time to her children, Jolie and her brother, Haven after her divorce from Hollywood director Jon Voight, according to Stylist. Losing her was a hard hit on Jolie who called her mother "Marshmallow" due to her gentle and warm demeanor. "Her name was Marcheline, but we used to call her Marshmallow, as a joke, because she was just the softest, most gentlewoman in the world," said the mother of six.
"She was really sweet and was never angry - she couldn't swear to save her life. But when it came to her kids, she was really fierce and so this is very much her, her story. She was the woman I related to, who had that elegance and strength for knowing what was right," continued Jolie.
Talking about her mother in interviews, Jolie spoke of how she misses her mother dearly. "There are times when I want to talk to my mother about something the children do, and then I realize she is not there. She gave me a great sense of love. I might have been nutty in my youth but I was always loving," said Jolie.
Having gone through some tough times with her divorce with Brad Pitt, it is no doubt she would have missed her closest confidant. However, though her mother is not present physically, Jolie still talks to her in her mind and seeks her guidance. "I would give anything for her to be with me at this time. I've needed her. I talk to her often in my mind and try to think what she might say and how she might guide me," said the actress.
While she struggles to face reality, she is happy that her mother fought cancer until she could see some of her grandchildren. "I don't want to get emotional. I wish she were here. I am never going to stop missing her. My mom was born to be a grandmother; she would have just loved it. She did meet some of my children, and she was fantastic. (Her first son) Maddox still remembers everything about her... As soon as Mad (Maddox) came home, I think she knew that everything was going to be all right," said the 44-year-old.
Zahara and shiloh..with their mom..angelina joli pic.twitter.com/LMQWRGKae0— Abhi Karan (@AbhiKaranMC1) April 28, 2018
Jolie hopes to be like her mother and develop the same courage she had as a single mother. But, the Salt actress feels she will never measure up to her. "I will never be as good a mother as she was. I will try my best, but I don't think I ever will be. She was the most generous, loving woman. She's better than me," stated the actress.
However, according to Andrew Morton's Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography, Jolie and her mother did not always have a great relationship. Her mother, affected by her divorce, banished Jolie just because she looked like her ex-husband Voight. But that did not go on for long. They eventually bonded and became inseparable.